Toau

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Coordinates: 15°49′S 146°00′W / 15.817°S 146.000°W / -15.817; -146.000

NASA picture of Toau Atoll.

Toau, Pakuria, or Taha-a-titi is a coral atoll in French Polynesia, one of the Palliser Islands (Îles Pallisier). Toau has a wide lagoon; length 35 km, width 18 km. The nearest land is Fakarava Atoll, located 14 km to the Southeast.

Toau Atoll is almost uninhabited. It has a population of only about forty people, who mostly depend on fishing for their livelihood. The main village is called Maragai.

Historical facts[edit]

Captain James Cook was the first recorded European to sight the atoll, in April 1774. In some maps Toau appears as "Elizabeth".

Administration[edit]

Toau Atoll belongs to the commune of Fakarava, which consists of Fakarava, as well as the atolls of Aratika, Kauehi, Niau, Raraka, Taiaro and Toau.

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